James Roberts Gilmore collection, 1820-1903.


James Roberts Gilmore collection, 1820-1903.

The collection consists of autograph letters of statesmen, literary figures, and public men and women, spanning 1820-1903. There are approximately 1200 items in the collection, some assembled in seven scrapbooks.

2.9 linear ft. (5 document boxes, 4 flat boxes)

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Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895

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Charles-Étienne Arthur Gayarré (January 9, 1805 – February 11, 1895) was an American historian, attorney, slaveowner and politician born to a Spanish and French Creole planter family in New Orleans, Louisiana. A Confederate sympathizer and a writer of plays, essays, and novels, Gayarré is chiefly remembered for his histories of Louisiana and his exposé of US Army general James Wilkinson as a Spanish spy. Born on his grandfather's plantation just outside the city limits of New Orleans (now Aud...

Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925

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William Jennings Bryan (March 19, 1860 – July 26, 1925) was an American orator and politician from Nebraska. Beginning in 1896, he emerged as a dominant force in the Democratic Party, running three times as the party's nominee for President of the United States in the 1896, 1900, and 1908 elections. He also served in the United States House of Representatives and as the United States Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson. Just before his death, he gained national attention for attacking the te...

Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872

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Horace Greeley (February 3, 1811 – November 29, 1872) was an American newspaper editor and publisher who was the founder and editor of the New-York Tribune, among the great newspapers of its time. Long active in politics, he served briefly as a congressman from New York, and was the unsuccessful candidate of the new Liberal Republican party in the 1872 presidential election against incumbent President Ulysses S. Grant, who won by a landslide. Greeley was born to a poor family in Amherst, New ...

Winthrop, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1809-1894

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Robert Charles Winthrop (May 12, 1809 – November 16, 1894) was an American lawyer and philanthropist and one time Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. He was a descendant of John Winthrop. Robert Charles Winthrop was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Thomas Lindall Winthrop (1760–1841), the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, and Elizabeth Bowdoin Temple (1769–1825), who were married on July 25, 1786. He was the youngest of 13 children born to his parents. Winthrop attende...

Furness, Horace Howard, 1833-1912

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American Shakespeare scholar. From the description of Letters : to Dr. John C. Rolfe, 1910. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 79028412 Shakespearean scholar. From the description of Papers of Horace Howard Furness, 1872-1899. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 56349747 Horace Howard Furness was a lawyer and Shakespeare scholar. From the description of Scrapbook, 1869-1911. (American Philosophical Society Library). Wor...

Field, Kate, 1838-1896

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Kate Field was an American journalist and lecturer, also dramatist, novelist, and actress. She was well-known in Europe, and was popular in English literary circles. Lively, eccentric, and highly intelligent, she edited Kate Field's Washington during the last five years of her life. From the description of Kate Field letters and photos, 1876-1890. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50163397 Actress, author, journalist, and lecturer. Fr...

Edmonds, John W. (John Worth), 1799-1874

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Young, John, 1802-1852

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O'Connor, William Douglas, 1832-1889

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Government official. Author of Harrington, an abolitionist novel. Reporter for the Boston Commonwealth and for the Saturday Evening Post. Friend of Walt Whitamn. Apologist for Edgar Allan Poe. From the description of Edgar A. Poe Manuscript Notes : scrapbook of clippings, 1875-1905. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122648053 William Douglas O'Connor was an American novelist, essayist, editor, and journalist. From the description of William Douglas O'Connor...

Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874

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Millard Fillmore was born in Cayuga County, N.Y. and later became a resident of East Aurora and Buffalo. He was a lawyer, local office holder, State Assemblyman, U.S. Congressman, N.Y. State Comptroller, Vice-President under Zachary Taylor and 13th U.S. President, 1850-1853. He was also involved in establishing numerous Buffalo institutions. He was a founder and first Chancellor of the University of Buffalo, Commander of the Union Continentals (Home Guard) during Civil War, and first president o...

Tremain, Lyman, 1819-1878

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U.S. representative from New York and lawyer. From the description of Lyman Tremain autograph, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980647 U.S. Representative from New York. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, N.Y., to President-elect Franklin Pierce, 1853 Feb. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573100 ...

Hale, Horatio, 1817-1896

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Horatio Hale served as philologist of the Wilkes Exploring Expedition. From the description of Horatio Hale notebooks : on the languages of the California and Oregon Indians : ms, [1841]. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122368994 Lawyer and enthnologist. Full name: Horatio Emmons Hale. From the description of Poetic dialect of the English language : a grammar and lexicon of words and forms of speech peculiar to English poetry : holograph manu...

Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917

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Author and journalist. From the description of F.B. Sanborn correspondence and essays, 1852-1879. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84163242 Massachusetts journalist. From the description of Song / words by Mr. F.B. Sanborn, music a part of Brignal Banks. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 62350218 American journalist and reformer. From the description of Letter, 1889 March 21, Concord, Mass., to E.D. Walker, New York. (Boston Athenaeum). W...

Wright, Marcus J. (Marcus Joseph), 1831-1922

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Wright, a Memphis, Tennessee lawyer, joined the Confederate army, and became a brigadier general in December 1862. After the war he collected material for the Official Records. From the description of Letter, July 7, 1864. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 477282755 Confederate general, author. From the description of Papers of Marcus Joseph Wright, 1872-1901. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32958249 Marcus Joseph ...

Gilmore, James R. (James Roberts), 1822-1903

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Author. From the description of Letter of James R. Gilmore, 1889. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450479 James Roberts Gilmore was a businessman, novelist, and historical writer. He was born in Boston in 1822. He often used the pseudonym "Edmund Kirke". Gilmore edited "Continental Monthly" from 1862-65. In 1890, Gilmore lectured at the Peabody Institute, Baltimore MD. Gilmore was the author of "The Life of James A. Garfield" (1880) and "Personal Rec...

Bell, Alexander Melville, 1819-1905

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Frye, William P. (William Pierce), 1831-1911

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Senator and Representative from Maine. From the description of William P. Frye autograph letter signed, 1884. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 261346577 Lawyer, mayor, state legislator, U.S. Representative and Senator (1881-1911), of Lewiston, Me. From the description of William P. Frye collection, 1882-1975. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 501843365 Lawyer, mayor, and U.S. Representative and Senator, of Lew...

Medill, Joseph, 1823-1899

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American journalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Chicago, to J.M. dalzell, 1881 Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270636685 Journalist & major stockholder/director of the Chicago Tribune. Active participant in the formation of a "compact" Republican party and personal friend of Abraham Lincoln's. From the description of Joseph Medill letter to S. S. McClure [manuscript], 1893 Sep 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 317...

Marcy, William L. (William Learned), 1786-1857

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New York attorney and statesman; served as United States Secretary of State under President Pierce. From the description of William Learned Marcy letter, 1857 Mar. 15. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 255631874 Senator, Governor of New York, 1833-39. From the description of Letter 1834 March 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122617820 Secretary of War under Polk. Secretary of State under Pierce. From the description of Autog...

Jackson, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall", 1824-1863.

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Van Buren, John, 1810-1866

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Lawyer. He denounced fugitive slave law, delegate to nearly all Democratic state conventions between 1836-1848. From the description of Letter, 1851 January 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122582906 John Van Buren (1810-1866) was son of the United States President, Martin Van Buren and served as New York State Attorney General from 1845 to 1847. Susan Foster Vanderpoel (1832-1907) was his brother-in-law's wife. From the description of John Van Buren and Vander...

Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907

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New Hampshire-born author and poet. From the description of Letter : Redman Farm, Ponkapog, Mass. to John M. Milson, 1904 May 25. (Manchester City Library). WorldCat record id: 32103796 From the description of Letters and ephemera, 1879-1891. (Manchester City Library). WorldCat record id: 32103833 From the description of Letters to Israel Tisdale Talbot, 1868-1875. (Manchester City Library). WorldCat record id: 32103776 During the Civil War Aldrich worked a...

Abbott, Lyman, 1835-1922

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American clergyman, author, and editor who worked with Henry Ward Beecher as co-editor of the "Christian Union." From the description of Autograph, 1897. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367554802 American author. From the description of Letter : Cornwall on Hudson, [N.Y.] to Mr. Bok, 1908 Oct. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 33376379 Lyman Abbott was an influential American pastor and author. Born in Massachusetts and educated i...

Bartlett, John, 1820-1905

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Author of "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations" From the guide to the John Bartlett letters, 1891, 1894, 1901, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Farnham, Eliza Woodson Burhans, 1815-1864

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Cooley, Thomas McIntyre, 1824-1898

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Professor of Law and American History at the University of Michigan; Michigan Supreme Court Justice; and chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission. From the description of Thomas McIntyre Cooley papers, 1850-1898. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34421366 From the description of Thomas McIntyre Cooley papers, 1850-1898. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 82799037 Lawyer, Michigan and Ohio; justice, Michigan Supreme Court, 1864-1885; law ...

Mendenhall, Thomas C. (Thomas Corwin), 1841-1924

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Physicist and educator (geophysics, geodesy). On the faculty of Ohio State University in physics and mechanics, 1873-1884; and superintendent, United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1889-1894. From the description of Papers, 1851-1951. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154306263 At the time of this letter, Mendenhall was president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. From the description of Correspondence to Daniel Garrison Brinton, 1889. (U...

Crawford, F. Marion (Francis Marion), 1854-1909

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Novelist. From the description of Letter and photographs [manuscript] 1894 April 5. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647943005 From the description of Letters to James Rennell Rodd, Baron Rennell [manuscript] 1884-1887. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647943002 Francis Marion Crawford was born in 1854 in Bagni di Lucca (Italy), to American parents: the sculptor Thomas Crawford (1813?-1857), and Louisa Cutler Ward Crawford (later Terry), Ju...

Rosecrans, William S. (William Starke), 1819-1898

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General during the Civil War; congressman from California (1881-1885); U.S. Register of the Treasury (1885-1893). From the description of Papers, 1864-1895. (University of Notre Dame). WorldCat record id: 24039377 William Starke Rosecrans was an inventor, coal-oil company executive, diplomat, politician, and United States Army officer during the Civil War. He was the victor at prominent Western Theater battles such as Second Corinth, Stones River, and the Tullahoma Campaign,...